April 2018

Click Here for Tickets and Sponsorship Joppa is one of Dallas’ most intact Freedman’s Township. One of only three left. It was founded by slaves liberated from the near-by Miller plantation on the banks of the Trinity River. Descendants of those slaves still own homes in Joppa.  But over the last century it’s been surrounded by heavy industry and tons of air pollution. EPA’s […]

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Alternative Earth Day Event

by jim on April 17, 2018

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Thanks to Downwinders supporters and the Dallas Sierra Club that pitched in a whopping $1000, we raised the $1600 needed to buy Joppa residents their own full time Aeroqual Particulate Matter monitor. Now comes the hard part in deciding where to put it. Downwinders and Joppa residents are schedule to meet to discuss the location of the monitor […]

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Downwinders is very lucky to have Dallas media lab The Virtual Wild and its artist-owner artist Jay Rutherford creating a special video display of the data we’ve collected with our new portable PM monitors for this year’s Earth Day X @Fair Park. Using a large 72- inch video monitor as his palette, Jay is painting with light and code […]

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HOW TO TURN THIS: INTO THIS: Dallas County finalizes documents for founding a regional air quality monitoring network among local governments – will your city, county, school or hospital district vote to join?    In the same week that Downwinders at Risk and the Dallas Sierra Club raised enough money to buy a full-time stationary Particulate Matter […]

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Sue Pope just said no. No to Holcim Cement Inc. No to the EPA. No to the State of Texas. In 2000, despite intense pressure, the Midlothian rancher would not agree to allow the company’s local cement plant to double its capacity without a public hearing. When her objections were overruled and the plant became […]

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